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Saginaw Michigan: DHS Budget Brinkmanship Could Leave Local Governments in the Lurch

By Lydia DePillis
The Washington Post

The city of Saginaw, Mich., has an arson problem.

The former manufacturing hub is filled with vacant properties, the result of losing 48 percent of its residents over a 50-year period, as jobs melted away and more homes went into foreclosure. So people burn down those abandoned buildings, keeping the 50-person local fire department busier than it ought to be for a town of 50,000 people.

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US Intel: IS Militants Drawing Steady Stream of Recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern.

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After Sony: A Global Cybersecurity Playbook Is Critical

From Forbes

On Jan. 13, President Obama announced a series of new cybersecurity measures to improve information sharing between the private sector and government, modernize law enforcement’s approach to tackle cybercrime, and require national data breach reporting. These are all important steps towards what it’s increasingly clear is really needed: a comprehensive policy playbook to guide U.S.

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Code Dx: Visualizing Code Integrity Equals Fewer Data Breaches

From Forbes

We experience data breaches for a number of reasons from hacking to carelessness to (sometimes famously) disgruntled employees. The Department of Homeland Security is reported to have traced many recent data breaches to poorly written software says software assurance company Secure Decisions. The number of US data breaches reached a record high in 2014 according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, increasing 27.5 percent over breaches reported in 2013.

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